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Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
conditions. there was also some talk of a deadline by the year end. the obama administration wanted something signed by the end of the year. now we're hearing let's take our time. maybe we do not need to rush it through after all. that is probably what is going to happen. >> on iran? >> i think he is doing the same thing. we are talking about delaying actions. the administration has no interest in sanctions. i think the democrats are discussing it. it will affect the defense authorization debate. if they cannot get a deal on , and the to the senate republicans do not seem amenable , the plan b seems more likely. >> not another round of sections? congress will hold off? republicans will wait? >> republicans will try but they cannot do it without the democratic leadership doing it. too.is interesting, there are democrats who probably would see stronger sanctions against iran. this falls on harry reid to try to figure out how to keep this from becoming a debate on the floor. they cannot control it. it could throw a wrench in the works. some democrats may have a deal less inclined to push sanctio
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
view of president obama's eight years in office. he national journal has a headline recently -- does obama's credibility matter? jimmy carter is the headline there. t quotes frank newport gallup polling's editor and chief on the difference between approval ratings and trustworthiness traitings. approval ratings go up and down. asic faith in a person is more precious and a more fundamental judgment about a president. it's hard toe that, get back. where does a president stand on of trustworthiness. is that a bigger problem now than job approval? i think so. first of all, this is a his dent from the start of administration made honesty and transparency and trustworthiness a central part of his brand, of his politics. e contrasted himself with the previous administration, the weapons of mass destruction in appear.t did not he said he wasn't going to be that kind of president, he feels going to be honest. when his approval ratings were low, his marks for honesty and ss and personal likability were very high. and that helped to buoy him his overall when low.oval rating was the recent this
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
the fuse toward war? everybody has been beating this drum. president obama threw water on it two years ago. it seems the drumbeats are coming back. what is your opinion on that and whether you think there's a way to avoid war? >> i do not think it necessarily means of that. i do not think you want to take that step just because when things fall apart it would be a devastating impact for the region and for the world. i think you'll have to wait and see how the negotiations play out. i wouldn't dare make a prediction of on something that important. >> you mentioned the shambles so i was reminded of the budget conference and sequester. there is a plan on the table between chairwoman murray and chairman ryan that would look at about a trillion dollar budget. that's a bit over what the sequester would be. it would give defense a little more money. defense would suffer some sequester. this does not involve new revenue. i am wondering if you and your caucus over there, whether you would be willing to support such a deal for defense even if it did not include revenue or money for extending unemplo
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people to work immediately. shovel ready. it is shovel ready. that is what i want to say. host: jack writes in that a distinction needs to be made between do-nothing and actively working to impede progress. we will go toward independent to a call from madison, for junior. we will go to our republicans line. greg is waiting from union, missouri. to --: i was just calling let's talk about harry reid and barack obama and those people. we have been fighting for the scandals that obama has had. we are fighting with the lies that he has had. harry reid has lied. how do we deal with these people? truth and't see the you are just a straightfaced , it is going to take our country down. you can see with the health-care bill. it is a joke.
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
cabinet secretaries and senior staff move on. moving on to the longer view of president obama's eight years in office, "the national journal" has a recent headline. quotes the gallup news editor about approval ratings. where does the president stand on this issue of trustworthiness, and if that is a bigger problem than job approval right now? the start of his administration, this president made transparency and trustworthiness an essential part of his brand. he contrasted himself from the previous administration, weapons iraq thatstruction in did not appear. he said he was not going to be that kind of president, that he would be honest. his approval ratings were low, his trustworthiness was high, and that buoyed him in times when approval ratings were low. this year, because of things like you could keep your insurance plan, the nsa taken a hugeit has blow and has been hard to get back. without credibility, you have a hard time selling a plan that the iran nuclear freeze to a skeptical congress and to an increasingly skeptical congress. whites what worries the house more than others.
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
he had to say. [video clip] last week, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral, one-year obamacare. just like in july, right before holiday,endence day the administration try to hide the one-year delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew problems wellite before the website launched. administration tries to continue to hide problems on the website.of the the administration has tried to hide the security problems that that one official called the website'sr to launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for millions of americans would lose the coverage that they liked. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will access to the doctors, the pediatricians, and perhaps even the hospitals that they choose. at this point, one has to ask, what else are they hiding? congressman. think they're hiding anything, frankly. i think when you are pushing timehing out for the first , you do not immediately say everything that is wrong. then people will say, -- they work anding to make it the
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
and who's job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years and i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i have a question on that, but i'm out of time. i do think there's a disappointed with the president not being engaged. >> they are concerned about the executive power. when the executive is a republican. >> each party needs to care about these issues a lot more when they are owned, someone from their own party occupies the white house. >> my time is expired. i will give it back to you or your. >> thto. >> the chair will recognize the gentleman from tennessee. >> i have missed some of this hearing although i caught some of it on the magic of video television. i was interested in the gentleman that mentioned the possibility of impeachment. is that accurate? >> i can't remember if i brought that up. >> what context would you have brought that up? spit in response to a question. i'm not sure if i did or -- >> can someone on the panel refresh his memory? >> i think i brought up a constitutional amendment convention.
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
the obama administration exactly twice in three years. i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i had a question on that but i am out of time. i do think there is a disappointment with the president not being engaged. >> republicans are concerned about executive power when the executive is up to. democrats are concerned about abuses when the executive is a republican. they need to care about issues lot more when someone from their own party occupies the white house and not just someone from the opposite party. >> i will give it back to you. >> thank you. i have missed some of this hearing and i caught some of it on the magic of video, television. joan --terested, the gentlemen had mentioned the possibility of impeachment or impeachable offenses. is that accurate? >> i cannot remember if i brought that up. i may have. >> in what context did you bring that up question mark >> in response to a question. i am not sure if i did or someone else. >> can anybody on the panel refreshes memory? >> i brought up the constitutional amendment convention. i do not think i brought up impeachment.
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
know, and i just don't think it is right. who --tion would be -- president obama when he severed -- when hed look for sat for 20 years and listen to reverend wright? guest: you know, i'm not quite sure how to answer that question. that there is a lot of variation between the states and the federal systems, and that is really one of the things that we found was that there is so much of a difference between a federal standards and the states, and the states really have so much variation between them. some of them -- the rules are state, soto the you have the separation of powers, you have the state rights. they would have a really unique form and unique standards. i could give examples of your interested. host: sure. guest: in new jersey, they asked the justices to discuss if they own any property in atlantic city. atlantic city geographically the tiny part of new jersey. i guess this came from interest in making sure there were not corruptive influences and gambling. in north carolina, they asked for any -- if anyone who ifointed the judge gave -- the judge gave any money to that
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
to reach president obama's one-year, seven million people signup goal. seven million people heretofore had not had health insurance or maybe they got kicked off of their health insurance plan because the promise of if you like your health plan you can keep it has not been kept. many people, unfortunately, very many people, something like five million, have already been notified that they're not going to be able to keep their health care insurance even though they like it. many health insurance professionals and public officials have gone public. they have reported that the site isn't anywhere near ready for primetime, and as much as 40%, as i said earlier, of the site has yet to be built. my hometown newspaper in atlanta, georgia, "the atlanta journal constitution," included a headline today, and i quote, new and improved? not so much, some georgians find, end quote. and they went on to highlight three of the most glaring examples. i'm going to give -- colleagues, i'm going to give you a couple of the examples in the interest of time. alforetta, georgia, shopping online, he's faced roadblo
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Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
of one of obama's hidden foreign policy initiatives over the past five years. he is had secret negotiations me, the israelis, excuse with the radians, and we have seen him at the same time alienate many of our allies in the media it's -- in the mideast. doesn't this act is a clever ploy to keep the israelis from attacking and defending their own national interest -- >> the secret meetings with iranians, where'd you get that from? caller: that was in the press this past week. nott: the meetings have .een anything but on the p5+1 what you're talking about now is making sure and verifying, the whole idea was for iran to not having nuclear weapons. if we had gone in this manner before with iraq, where we railroad -- were able to go and massy no weapons of instruction there, let defectors go where they want unfettered, then maybe we would have been able to avoid the thousands of , thecan lives that we lost devastation to our economy that we had. cy as go, give diplomas chance. if in fact around does not live up to the agreement, we have 20 of time and the ability to do -- toings, to
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
. public disapprove of the way president obama has handled syria. for the most part it has been fairly good in recent years. 51% say the president is not tough enough in his approach to foreign policy. ! you how one organization is playing this story on the pew study. you can get the details on the al jazeera met -- on the al jazeera website. then there is this based on your survey, 70% of those surveyed said the u.s. command less respect than it did in the past, matching little scene toward the end of president george w. bush's second term. that was something that was also surprising to us because we also conduct our global attitude studies all over the world. the image of the united states is negative all end ofe world by the george w. bush presidency, then at that .70% of americans say the u.s. was less respected around the world than it has been in the past. when barack obama came into office, we know that around the world u.s. relations improved. about 56% say this was the case in 2009 and in 2012. today it is back to 70%. likely --s are more in the credits have not changed it is not j
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
- american dialogue for many years. then i had a very interesting and fruitful visit to the white house with president obama. i am here as his guest on an official visit. then i went to another group and spoke to the general assembly of the oas. they had guessed that they had invited. theen went to speak with ind of the democratic party the house, nancy pelosi. i spoke with members of the house in the democratic party and then i spoke with speaker boehner and a few of the republicans in the house. i have been working with some of them for many years. not only as foreign minister. now i am here. i had a dinner at the center for american progress. it is a think tank. i'm having dinner tonight with the independent counsel. they have asked me to address them. what have been the main messages i have tried to convey to the u.s. officials and to the u.s. public? first, i would like to thank the partiesernment and both for the help that they have given us since we started collaborating. i was beginning to the president of the university of miami yesterday. we were discussing how things had chan
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
dean of the law school there. in 2009, president obama nominated her for solicitor general of the united states and she served in that office for a year and was then nominated as an associate justice of the supreme court. she took that position in 2010 and filled the vacancy of justice john paul stevens who, after his retirement, was our last lecturer here at the law school. those are the vital statistics. i want to tell you something personal about her and i brought this along so i could read it. this year in "time," she was named as one of their 100 most influential people in the world. i want to read to you what they had to say about our speaker today. "elena kagan the persuader. a lot of people like to talk about the swing court but every supreme court justice has one vote to cast and eight colleagues. what makes a justice particularly influential is the ability to persuade the others to agree and that depends on the effectiveness of the justices reasoning. in that respect, elena kagan has what it takes to be a highly influential supreme court justice. she has demonstra
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
on the volcker rule and how to implement it. ♪ the house is set to vote on a 10 year extension on a law next weekt to expire on detecting guns through metal detectors. president obama will address the nation with the status of health care.gov. and the washington post is reporting that the senate is confident they can pass the farm bill. washingtong to journal, december 3, 2013. you have heard about the amazon
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
% -- a big plunge. in the second half of the year, the economy grew rapidly. host: that was the chief economist for the national federation of independent businesses. they put out that video. the debate takes place here over income inequality. president obama talked about that at the center for american progress. we are getting her thoughts. david in maryland. what is your story? -- for me,hink that i am able to move up. i think in this area the jobs are better. someone who is making minimum wage, i think it should be raised. from thehe comments organization that you mentioned. where another article there was a millionaire or billionaire businessman who was saying that if you raise the minimum wage, it would be a stimulus to the economy because that money would go right back into the economy, plus less people would be collecting food stamps and so it would be like a jolt into ways to the economy. i tend to agree with that. host: here is another argument that you might agree with from the new york times. i then in shreveport, louisiana. -- ivan in shreveport louisiana. caller: i think
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
to do. host: thank you for the call. the white house releasing this ,hotograph as president obama who was in south africa last year. clothing these president -- quoting the president. darren is joining us next. good morning from washington, d.c. thanks for having me. it is said that he had to go away, but the guy was 95. -- he touched on i point -- on a point. after apartheid, after he was he tried toident, make a point to not hold a grudge. he said we were all in this together. i think that was amazing. i wish our country would take some lessons. thank you. host: thank you for the call. when people like nelson mandela pass, the whole world loses rest in peace. there is this photograph from 1994. klerk.ioned f.w. the speech by nelson mandela is part of our library available at c-span.org. times, thereington are photographs of nelson mandela a few years ago. he is not really been seen in the public since 2010. this is from july 2007 in joe's -- in johannesburg. he is surrounded by children. funeral services will be taking place in about 10 days. we want to hear from you. republicans, (
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Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
. thought the month, join other leaders to discuss the notable books published this year. -- go to bookt or tv.org. colombian president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. i am a is angela keen reporter for bloomberg news and the 106 president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists. we are committed to the future of our profession with programming such as this. we want to foster a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. today need to go grams -- to donate to programs on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in our audience today. if you hear applause, i would note that members of the general public are also attending. it is not a lack of evidence of journalistic objectivity
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
it if you try. it sounds a little corny but that is what the american dream is all about. president obama told the country in his state of the union is -- this year that it is our generation's task to unite the -- to create a rising thriving middle class. i could not agree more. the country has been through a lot and i'm grateful that we have a president who in every decision he has faced on the foughtbattles, long battles, and even that she has focused on expanding opportunity for all americans and i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids i need that fair shot to ensure that they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that i am very grateful as well. great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10
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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm EST
and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
industry. a c-span, created by they cable tv industry years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. next is a discussion of the obama administration efforts to reintroduce the health care law and other issues leading up to the 2014 midterm election. run this morning's "washington journal." host: paul singer is the politics editor of "usa today." thank you for being with us. rick to see you. great to to see you -- see you. host: let's talk about the legislative week because it is a busy week for washington. the only time the house and senate are in session, what can you expect? guest: the first thing we can hope for is a budget deal, particularly between paul ryan and patty murray in the senate. there is every signal that we could get a two-year budget he'll that would allow all of us to no longer worry about shutdowns in january. host: there have been some talk that some of the big-ticket items, medicare, medicaid, social security, would be part of this agreement. guest: there will be a little bit more -- basically trying to get rid of the sequester
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
this evening at the white house christmas tree lighting, president obama had a few words to say about the former south african leader. >> this year, we give a special measure of gratitude firm nelson mandela, a man that championed that generosity of spirit. in his life, he left us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> former secretary of state every clinton receiving the 2013 human rights award at an event on capitol hill. also speaking at the event, madeleine albright who served under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of former south african president nelson mandela. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. thank you. thank you for your kind words and thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. here to celebrate those that dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not toak as a little while ago honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes. ansident mandela was activist, a prisoner of conscience and a polit
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
and washington, d.c. for remarks by john kerry. this is the 10th year bringing together american and israeli leaders from all such as of government and society. secretary kerry will beginning this year's keynote address. next, remarks from another obama administration official. ericsson seki spoke at an event focusing on better in space when returning from active duty. >> thank you all very much. i'm very honored to be here at the not euro conference here. let me thank general barry mccaffrey for his many years of leadership in uniform and government and today in business. he and i have known each other for a long time, from our days as youngsters at west point. and so i would tell you without question barry mccaffrey is one of the best combat commanders to have come out of my generation of soldiers. [applause] my thanks as well to wes huddleston, your ceo for inviting me today. let me acknowledge judge robert russell. [applause] i still remember vividly my visit to your courtroom in 2009. and it is good to see you again, judge. other members of the judiciary, drug court professionals, drug
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
,ly she was involved in especially in her early years. >> what our program on first ford at our website, c-span.org. span.t saturday on c- mondayies continues live as the look at first lady roselyn carter. next, the house judiciary committee examines president obama's use of executive powers. a panel of legal scholars testified about the white house decision to delay the employer lawate in the health care and about the enforcement of immigration rules. this hearing is over three hours. >> the judiciary committee will come to order. the chair is authorized to declare recess of the committee at any time. the chair welcomes the members of the audience who are here, member who disrupts this meeting will be removed. presently, we do not have order in the hearing room. members of the audience must behave in an orderly fashion or else they will be removed from the hearing room. rule 11 provides the chairman of to punish by censure and exclusion from this hearing. if there are members here who wish to remain, they should sit or leave theely room immediately or they will be escorted from the room.
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
to the trip, and why i was very excited in the summer when president obama spoke so eloquently and so comprehensively about the urgency to act on climate change, when he spoke at georgetown university. it was a speech that i had been hoping for, a president for many years, and i was so proud that it was our president. he showed enormous courage and enormous strength, as well as, he challenged us all to not just acknowledge the science of climate change, to understand that it is real and happening, but to also charge the cabinet to take immediate action. call me biased, but i believe it was his best speeches so far, although he is not done yet, i'm quite sure. he walked through his climate action plan as well, which outlined some common sense, pragmatic steps that the epa and other agencies across the administration are now taking to cut carbon pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue o
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
the american dream is about. president obama told the country in his state of the union this year, it is our generation's trueto ignite the engine of america's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class. i cannot agree more. been through a lot. i'm grateful we have a president battles,the budget economic growth policies, and even health care -- he has been focused on expanding opportunities for all americans. i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids that need that fair shot to ensure they reach their potential, because he knows we are all better off when they do. for that, i am very grateful as well. ladies and gentle men, it is my great, great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. chief" playing] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10 years, the center for ameri
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
it is right. who --tion would be -- president obama when he severed -- when hed look for sat for 20 years and listen to reverend wright? guest: you know, i'm not quite sure how to answer that question. that there is a lot of variation between the states and the federal systems, and that is really one of the things that we found was that there is so much of a difference between a federal standards and the states, and the states really have so much variation between them. some of them -- the rules are state, soto the you have the separation of powers, you have the state rights. they would have a really unique form and unique standards. i could give examples of your interested. host: sure. guest: in new jersey, they asked the justices to discuss if they own any property in atlantic city. atlantic city geographically the tiny part of new jersey. i guess this came from interest in making sure there were not corruptive influences and gambling. in north carolina, they asked for any -- if anyone who ifointed the judge gave -- the judge gave any money to that person who a point to them, which is a
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Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
talking about the bush tax cuts. the rich are getting richer and poorer. are getter barack obama gets elected, the richer, the tting poor keep getting poorer. ack to 1973, the average wage for the american male has gone down in real dollars every 1973. year since a lot of that has to do with the act that we're more productive than ever, we have an i.t. revolution. if aw a statistic that said american factories were operating the same level of 1993, 20n they were in million to 30 million more be working today. how do we -- how do we alleviate the suffering d that so many working class americans. middle class americans feel they're being left behind getting rich do keep richer, the poor keep getting america, butjust in in the entire west. >> the same things that the said were the entirely different message than what came from the nominee in race.12 there's no doubt about that. two problems. hat alex said about marketing is right too. the actual substance was wrong here. republicans had not been able to get past a lot of his 1980, the last truly successful president. ut in 2016, the ele
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
. do you think medicare advantage may be obama cares next victim? what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, cost, benefit offerings, and provider debt works -- networks. >> i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. thework we have done on applications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania, in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefits of about 22 hundred dollars. there is a 90% reduction in benefits. we will see a decline in the medicare advantage to about 113,000 in sylvania is. are of concern. i am more troubled by the trajectory of the succeeding five years and the full cuts under the affordable care act. as to whether medicare banish for maine a viable option, and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i want to echo the statements that we heard in the opening remarks. the medicare population is so different than when medicare was originating. it is not population has multiple chronic conditions. it requires a coordinated approach to care. that is the route to better health and financial futures fo
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him at peace. president obama saying i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from the life of nelson mandela. nelson mandela died today in south africa at 95. he spent 27 years in prison of a convicted i trees and by the white minority government, until the peaceful end of white rule in 1990. he was elected president in 1994. next up am a we will show you his inauguration speech from 1994. [applause] >> it is my great pleasure to announce the president of the south africa, mr. nelson mandela. [applause] >> your majesties, your royal highnesses, distinguished guests, comrades, and friends, today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud. our daily deeds as ordinary south africans must produce an actual south african reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, stre
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to echo the statements that we heard in many of the opening remarks. the medicare population is
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
to president obama's vision and the statutes and 10. the rule now before regulators for -- intent. the rule now before regulators is the result of years of effort. it limits risky proprietary trading while protect inessential economic activities like market making such as selling bonds for mutual funds. it prohibits risky trading that's like the london whale and puts in place strong compliance to make sure that the tone at the top sends the right signal to the whole firm. now, in order to make sure that taxpayers are truly protected, it is critical to have an effective resolution process so that individual family firms do not jeopardize the entire system or taxpayers at risk. dodd frank prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to bail out any taxpaying -- any financial firm. financial crisis, a canon will use the tools the law provides. -- it can and will use the tool the law provides. regulators will require firms to rework their plans if they are not credible. if firms are not able to provide a credible plan, regulators will propose remedies including requiring firms to realign their businesses.
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Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
, to restore that 10% across-the- board cut, as many democrats would've liked. even the proposals obama has suggested to replace and get out of the fiscal crisis and the shutdown earlier this year, do not replace the sequester. they knowledge to a feed on that. it is big across-the-board cut. republicans at first were hesitant to allow it. they championed it. it will be a big part. barbara's comments or one of the reasons why the white house was concerned. in terms of the affordable care act and the incompetent way it was rolled out, it very much feeds into the perception that obama's his critics believe, which is this is an incompetent president who does not really know how to design policy and is very ideologically driven. what obama would've liked more than anything is to have a smooth and successful rollout of this massive piece of legislation. more should have been attention paid to it according to white house officials now and the president himself. it is something he should've gotten right because it undermines his overall argument that the government can do good things and be compet
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. that weased to note have achieved much of this because president obama was determined to set a higher standard. he sort of glossed over it in his own comments. that was a very significant commitment. on world aids day two years ago, he challenged us to reach 6 million more people with life- saving treatment. hivrovide 1.5 alien positive pregnant women with treatment for their own health, mento prevent -- to provide with services for hiv prevention. these targets have pushed us to go further. forgemore innovative, to new partnerships, including with many in this room. result, you all are now reaching more people and more lives are being saved than ever before. now, to meet the challenge of the second decade, we will emphasize this. we have to transform america's role. example ofclearer the transformation that we need to realize that south africa, ibia,a, and nvidia -- nam all you have to do is look at the country health partnerships. these are a model for how they are transitioning to providing direct aid and delivering support for locally run and self-sustaining efforts. this is a vital effort
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
ummer when president obama spoke so eloquently and urgently on climate change when he spoke at georgetown university. it was a speech i had been hoping for from our president so many years and i was proud that it was our president. enormous courage and .trength as well think it as, but i do was his best speech so far. yet.ough he's not done he walked through the climate action plan as well in his speech. plan outlined some common sense, pragmatic steps agencies nd the other across the administration are now taking to cut carbon to invest in clean energy to help our cities and owns build in more resilient ways so they can adapt to a changing climate and keep our families safe. carbon pollution standards using the authority hat congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant proposals impact new facilities eing constructed when they're finalized. new facilities using modern technologies to reduce carbon pollution. will propose standards to provide significant flexibility to the states that will protect public health from carbon pollution ing power plants. a path fo
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
, they defeated the taliban. provided some weapons. they defeated the taliban. people have forgotten but for years in iraq people referred to afghanistan, even senator obama, that's where the real fight is, that's where it was done well, and it was done well. the taliban was defeated. it was routed by some of the most incredible and fearless am. ting led by general dust we have people in this administration now calling him and others war criminals because they fought for themselves, their own freedom to rid themselves of tyrannical, radical islamists. they are muslims. they are my muslim friends. . they defeated our enemy. they are the enemy of our enemy. and yet this administration is releasing taliban, one of the taliban leaders that's been on was al afghan television eleased from guantanamo by this administration for humanitarian purposes and the humanitarian purposes are now he's back leading taliban and making clear that the taliban will control all of afghanistan once the united states pulls out. he likes to talk in terms of how the u.s. has been greatly defeated and that's why we're beggin
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
this which is why they voted to reject territory status in a referendum held one year ago. the obama administration recognizes this as well, which is why it proposed the first federally sponsored status vote in puerto rico's history to resolve the issue once and for all. and finally, members of congress, from both bodies, comprehend this which is why 125 of them have co-sponsored legislation i introduced that provides for an up or down vote in puerto rico on the territory's admission as a state and outlines the steps the federal government will take if a majority of voters favor admission. there are many reasons to oppose puerto rico's territory status, which is unequal, undemocratic and un-american. one of the most important reasons why puerto rico must discard this status in favor of either statehood or nationhood is because the current status has failed and will continue to fail to provide the island's 3.6 million american citizens with the economic opportunities and the quality of life they deserve. those who refuse to acknowledge this fundamental truth for ideological reasons ar
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot.
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
on that. i know that jeff will come to the white house early next year. that position that he is filling now will be filling by a successor. thatnoticed that last week president obama, and you today, using theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
. the framers were students of history, james madison. 150 years before they took a pen and wrote out this clause there was a fight with james i about what was called royal prerogative. very similar to what president obama is claiming, the right of the game to essentially stand above the law to reform the law to the kings views. i'm not saying that president obama is a monarch but that was the issue that gave the impetus to this clause, in my view. the language did not change very much. later, people like benjamin -- the dispensing power of the president. he wrote a very good paper about when the president can refuse to enforce laws. he basically said he could only be done -- they could only be done when there's intrusion upon executive power. by the way, that's was involved in the myers case we talked about, referred to earlier. or if it was clearly unconstitutional, and that second issue, established had to be very, very clear so the president does not exercise that authority. this is a i would respond. we don't have to hyperventilate to look any problem and take it is not about who
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
'll leave it with you. how can anybody be opposed to this? the money won't go back to my president obama's friends. it will go to the consumer. t will lower the opportunity costs that hold new and old businesses back and cost detroit billions of dollars a year. if we use numbers from a similar maryland, i estimate storing the storm water that every city ought to do is saving $12.2 million. it will pay for police and fire protection. other things you want in your city. we want people to move to detroit from around the country and around the world. we want to allow immigration to our company where people have capital. people are going to canada because the income tax is 15%. great is getting a lot of entrepreneurs around the world, we're losing them. why? corporate income tax here is 35%. economic enterprise zones would $50,000. the visas with let them come to our country. detroit doesn't need a handout. jobbing now yanet a handout. just look at your history of innovation, look at the proud history of detroit. produced nry ford who a car that assembly line men and he reduced the work week.
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